Bristol Event: Weds 12th November, Deep Space Radio @ Bristol Planetarium

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Journey into the dark of space with us for a night of radio stories, soundscapes and adventurous audio in Bristol’s planetarium.This is an event for anyone who has ever gazed up at the milky way, anyone who’s ever wondered if we’re alone in the universe, and anyone who has ever wondered what the inside of that big silver sphere on Bristol’s Millennium Square looks like.

Let us take your ears to the final frontier. To infinity, and beyond!

When: Wednesday 12th November, 7.00pm

Where: At-Bristol Planetarium, Millennium Square, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Tickets: £7.00 (Full Price), £6.00 (Concessions)


Folkestone Event: Sunday 26th October, 4pm, Defining Lines

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unnamedFancy a day trip to the seaside? On the last Sunday of October we’re traveling down to Folkestone for a one-off event in collaboration with Defining Lines, a collective of artists who aim to create space for discussion around the complex issues of borders and migration. Alice Myers, Aida Silvestri and Nikolas Ventourakis  will be exhibiting in Folkestone, on the border of the UK.

We’ll be joining them on Sunday afternoon to play a series of audio works, drawing on radio, podcasts and sound archives from around the world on the theme of “Defining Lines”. From musical migration to vocal variations, join ITD’s Founding Director Nina Garthwaite and London Curator Rosanna Arbon, who will be playing the works in the exhibition space and talking about their selection

When: 26th October, 4pm

Where: Brewery Tap, 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JR (one hour train from London St Pancras to Folkestone Central)

Tickets: Door only. The exhibition is free and there is a suggested donation of £5 to the In The Dark event. More info at

Early Radio Features @ The British Library

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Throughout October and November In The Dark will be rifling through the archives for a very special series of events. A rare opportunity to hear some of the classic radio works that helped shape the language of the creative radio we celebrate today.

We will be playing you programmes from the BBC Features Department, created in 1945 and led by producer Laurence Gilliam with D.G.Bridson as his deputy. The late 1940s and 1950s were the heyday of the department, which quickly earned a reputation for the brilliance of its output and the heavy drinking elite who were the features producers.

These events are being held in conjunction with The British Library, the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University and the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster.

We have worked closely with Dr Amanda Wrigley and Professor Hugh Chignell on this series and they have written articles which offer a little background and context about each feature, which can be found here.

Join us for this unique series that will open your ears to sounds past.

2nd October: The March of the ’45, written by D.G. Bridson, and produced by Gordon Gildard and D.G. Bridson for broadcast in 1956. (First produced in 1936.)

16th October: In Parenthesis, written by David Jones, and produced by Douglas Cleverdon for broadcast in 1955. (First produced in 1946.)

30th October: The Rescue, written by Edward Sackville-West with music by Benjamin Britten and produced by Val Gielgud for broadcast in 1962. (First produced in 1943.)

13th November: The Dark Tower (1946), written and produced by Louis MacNeice with music by Benjamin Britten.

27th November: Under Milk Wood (1963), written by Dylan Thomas and produced by Douglas Cleverdon. (First produced in 1954.)

Where: The Centre for Conservation @ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. The Centre for Conservation can be tricky to locate, head up the stairs to the first floor, down the right hand side of the cafe and outside through the terrace, The Centre for Conservation should be right in front of you.

When: Doors 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start (so we can squeeze in the whole feature before British Library closes its doors for the evening). Please note each feature is between 70 – 90 minutes in length and there will be an intermission at each event.

Tickets: All events are free, but ticketed. Please book your tickets through the British Library – here.



Registration is now open! In The Dark @ HearSay International Audio Arts Festival, 21st – 23rd November 2014

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We are very exited to be collaborating with Grey Heron Media for the first ever HearSay Festival which will be taking place in November this year. The festival will be taking place in the beautiful mountain village of  Kilfinane in Co. Limerick for three days and nights in November.

Registration is now open and as there are limited places we suggest that you register as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment: REGISTER HERE >>

This truly promises to be an audio festival like no other, with all sorts of wonderful audio delights to explore in unusual and unexpected ways. To find out more visit the HearSay website and stay tuned for more news.


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